Church: To Be or Not to Be - Sunday's Dose - 19th August 2012

Sunday's Dose - 19th August 2012

Church: To Be or Not to Be

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching" - (Hebrews 10:2, NIV).

You've probably read about the man who quit attending church and was
visited by his pastor.

According to the story, "It was a chilly evening. The pastor found
the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. The pastor made
himself at home but said nothing. After some minutes, the pastor took
the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and
placed it to one side of the hearth all alone. Then he sat back in
his chair, still silent. The host watched all this in quiet
contemplation. As the one lone ember's flame flickered and
diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more.
Soon it was cold and dead.

"Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The Pastor
glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave. He slowly
stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the
middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow, once more with the
light and warmth of the burning coals around it."

"As the pastor reached the door to leave, his host said, 'Thank you
so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I shall
be back in church next Sunday.'"- Author unknown.

Prayer: "Our Loving Father in Heaven, help me to realize the need to
be involved in a good church where the people believe in your Word
and live in harmony with the principles found therein. Thank you for
hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus loving Name I
Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Sunday and God Bless you all.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team